Comedian, writer, actor and presenter Jo Brand will lead the cast of this year’s family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as The Wicked Queen at Richmond Theatre.
Alongside returning funny man Jon Clegg, with hilarious panto dame Jason Sutton, the show runs until January 5.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be packed full of magical mirrors, seven friendly dwarfs, an abundance of comedy, and sensational song and dance routines.
After his swashbuckling success as Mr Smee in last year’s pantomime Peter Pan, Jon Clegg returns to star as Snow White’s best friend, Muddles, in this, his 19th consecutive year in pantomime.
The Britain’s Got Talent finalist has been a regular on stages across the country with his unique celebrity impersonations.
Jason Sutton, best-known for his award-winning alter ego Miss Jason, has been entertaining audiences across the country for more than 17 years.
Jonathan Kiley, casting director for Qdos Entertainment, said: “A theatre as iconic as Richmond really deserves the best casting, so we are thrilled to have secured Jo Brand to star as the ultimate Wicked Queen.
“Not only will her deadpan humour make for a very different villain, it will have audiences in stitches, and coupled with the wonderful Jon and Jason, this year’s show will truly be magical.”
Richmond Theatre’s theatre director, Brendan Riding, said: “Jo has brought several of her stand up performances to Richmond Theatre over the years, and I’m excited to see her as the Wicked Queen this year.
“With her classic dry wit and no doubt a slice of wickedness, she’s sure to have audiences in hysterics.
“Jon returns by popular demand and with Richmond newcomer Jason making this one Panto not to be missed.”